It’s taken forever, but Sony has finally confirmed that they’ll be launching their shiny new eReaders in Australia.
Well, technically they’ll only be launching two of the three new models in Australia – the Pocket and the Touch, not the Daily Edition. The reason for this is that the Wi-Fi enabled Daily Edition really needs an online store it can purchase books from, which Sony aren’t offering in Australia. Instead, they’re partnering with Borders to offer books from the online Borders and Angus & Robertson eBook store.
The devices themselves include a touchscreen powered by IR sensors on the sides of the screen, meaning you practically don’t even need to touch the screen for it to work. It also means the screen performs much better than the previous versions of the device.
Sony will be selling the new Readers through Angus & Robertson, Borders and Myers early this month, with a range of accessories to also be available as well. The Pocket will cost $229, while the Touch will cost $299…
Nick is a attending IFA in Berlin courtesy of Sony.